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“It’s really about access to justice,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, a Democrat from Denver who serves as vice chair on the House Judiciary Committee. Herod said her goal is to “dismantle the racism and the classism” that exists within Colorado’s criminal justice system."

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“We have a duty to help strengthen these vulnerable families by providing real treatment options for new moms and keeping mother and child together," she said in a statement. "That’s exactly what Special Connections does.”

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"This is why you need uniform state laws,” said Chad Marlow, a senior advocacy and policy counsel for the ACLU who helped the town of Parker craft its nationally recognized body-worn camera policy. “You don’t want police having to choose between their relationship with...

"Last year, the General Assembly appropriated $35 million for school safety grants. At the time, some legislators were unhappy with the intended use of the money."

“Our kids have not asked for more armed guards in our schools,” tweeted Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver."

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“I see our alarming rates of suicide, and there are three to four overdoses on the streets of Denver every day,” said state Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver. “The Foundation and new funding will be transformative.”

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“I think it’s so important that this is here, not only for the Denver community but for people across Colorado,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, who serves as chair of the art caucus for the state’s General Assembly. “Our young people are going to be coming from all over to se...

"State Rep. Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat who chairs the committee on prison population management, said she assumes she would carry the potential bill in the House."

“We have to ensure that (prisoners) are set up to succeed and that there’s not profiteering that’s ha...

"Herod became the first LGBTQ African American in the General Assembly in 2016. She has worked on numerous things including giving every Colorado newborn a $100 college kickstarter account, requiring that county jails provide free tampons and other hygiene products and...

"While it’s unclear if, and what kind of impact, the Philadelphia ruling could have in Colorado, State Representative Leslie Herod (D-Denver) said it wouldn’t be a direct impact, since the ruling was made out of state."

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"With this new law in place, those found with Schedule I and II drugs will likely still appear in front of a judge to be sentenced, although the goal is to “give [drug users] another chance,” according to Leslie Herod, the State Rep. who sponsored the bill."

"However, d...

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